Cisco Secure Email

Cisco Secure Email

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Cisco Secure Email


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8 out of 10
August 07, 2022
We have been using Cisco Secure Email for the whole organization for almost 10 years, it is the main email gateway for both Students and …
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What is Cisco Secure Email?

Email threats continue to present security challenges for all organizations. Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) provides a defense against phishing, business email compromise (BEC), malware, and ransomware. Cisco Advanced Malware Protection protects against stealthy malware in…

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What is Cisco Secure Email?

Email threats continue to present security challenges for all organizations. Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) provides a defense against phishing, business email compromise (BEC), malware, and ransomware. Cisco Advanced Malware Protection protects against stealthy malware in attachments, and industry-leading threat intelligence combats malicious links. Cisco Advanced Phishing Protection, Cisco Domain Protection for DMARC authentication and brand protection, multi-factor authentication with Cisco Duo, and training for employees with Cisco Security Awareness are offered to provide comprehensive, layered protection to keep email platforms secure.

Cisco Secure Email includes data loss prevention and content encryption capabilities to safeguard sensitive information and protect outgoing email. This helps users comply with government and industry regulations and keeps data safe.

Integration into SecureX provides enhanced visibility and automation across the entire Cisco Security product suite, providing the protections that help to ensure businesses function securely.

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Reviewers rate Anti-malware and End-to-End Encryption highest, with a score of 8.6.

The most common users of Cisco Secure Email are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.


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Score 8 out of 10
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We have been using Cisco Secure Email for the whole organization for almost 10 years, it is the main email gateway for both Students and Staff members. approximately 15000 mailboxes are protected, both incoming and outgoing emails are checked for SPAM, viruses, malware, phishing attempts, and fraud emails. A special blacklist is also being used to stop certain unwanted emails especially password stealing scams.
  • Antispam
  • Phishing protection
  • Email Antivirus
  • DLP
  • Graymail prevention
  • Email blocking using header-from address.
  • Spam reporting to Cisco needs to be improved.
  • Clustering: active-active mode would be nice.
  • Creating filters from GIU.
  • Filters samples or database built-in the box would be super nice.
Cisco Secure email perfectly fits a basic email environment; we use Microsoft Exchange Server and Cisco ESA as our smarthost and the default MX record for email receiving. With this setup everything seems to be just fine. However, we encountered some technical issues when we used an external SMTP gateway "" forcing email sending limits per user is not an easy task to do when you use an external gateway. If one user gets infected he/she can simply cause a temp ban from the 3rd party gateway for sending a huge number of bounced emails.
I prefer to see more samples and easy guides online.
I have been using Cisco Secure Email for almost 10 years. It was named Ironport previously before even the acquiring of Cisco. We upgrade our old appliances to the latest and have been renewing our subscription for a long time. We actually didn't want to survey other competitors because we had no problems and the results were extremely satisfying. therefore I personally recommend this product.
Score 9 out of 10
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We deployed Cisco Secure Email a few years back, and it has been amazing when it comes to managing our emails. We are able to send and receive emails securely, and the software makes encryption and decryption of emails easy. With Cisco Secure Email, we no longer have to worry about malware, spamming, and viruses, among other email threats. It's an all-around Email protection software.
  • Makes detecting/blocking email threats easy .
  • It's an affordable solution .
  • Encryption and decryption is easy.
  • It's great when it comes to phishing protection.
  • Everything has worked well so far.
With Cisco Secure Email, we can easily protect our business email system again all manner of attacks. In addition, we are able to send emails securely thanks to encryption and decryption features. It's, therefore, ideal for businesses that value email privacy, such as those in the accounting industry, hospitals, and law firms, among other users.
Basant Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Secure Email is a very intelligent and powerful way to protect your emails from phishing attacks, ransomware attacks, [and] spoofing attacks. This is one of the [fastest] and most reliable solutions. Cisco Secure Email provides you with lots of advanced security features, which will protect on-premises and cloud-based emails against cyber attacks. We [have been] using Cisco Secure Email in our [organization] for [the] last 3 years. Email attacks are increasing day by day, so Cisco Secure Email is a necessary tool for every [organization].
  • Spam protection
  • High performance
  • Ransomware protection
  • Threat intelligence
  • Anti-virus
  • Easy to integrate with [Microsoft] Office 365
  • Encrypted emails
  • [The] cost is [a] little bit high as compared [to] other vendors.
  • [The] GUI is [a] little bit [complicated].
Cisco Secure Email is necessary and well suited for every size organization. It offers a bundle of advanced security features, which are fully capable of preventing ransomware, phishing, and [other] cyber attacks on your organization. We can easily integrate them with others' email servers. [It provides] easy management [that is] centralized.
Score 10 out of 10
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We value our business email system and that's why we deployed Cisco Secure Email. The software protects our emails from online threats such as viruses, spamming, malware, and phishing. It is very accurate in detecting and blocking threats. The software also comes in handy when it comes to email [end] to end encryption. This feature makes it easy to send and receive emails securely. Cisco Secure Email is deployed company-wide.
  • Very fast in detecting and blocking threats.
  • Very affordable.
  • Makes email encryption easy.
  • Using the software is easy.
  • Sometimes it lags.
All businesses will benefit from Cisco Secure Email this is because all modern businesses face email threats, for instance spamming and malware. With this software, you no longer have to worry about such threats. In addition, you also enjoy end-to-end email encryption.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Secure Email across the company, and it has been a great addition to our business, more so when it comes to protecting our business email system. The software offers features such as anti-malware, anti-phishing, among other threat detection capabilities. In addition, Cisco Secure Email comes in handy in encrypting our emails to ensure data privacy. The end to end encryption features are easy to use and require no coding.
  • Great encryption features.
  • Anti-malware.
  • Anti-phishing.
  • Very affordable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Data loss protection.
  • Great threat protection capabilities.
  • Everything works as expected.
For email protection and email encryption, I recommend Cisco Secure Email. It offers some of the best features and is affordable too.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have Cisco Secure Email deployment in all departments. The software comes in handy when it comes to email protection from online threats such as malware, viruses, spamming, phishing, among other forms of attacks. In addition, the software also comes equipped with email encryption features for the secure sharing of emails and files. It has been a great addition to our business.
  • Encryption features are easy to use.
  • Best protection against online email attacks.
  • Great User Interface.
  • The software is affordable.
  • No bad experiences with this software.
Cisco Secure Email is great for securing your business email system from all manner of online attacks. The software also works perfectly for businesses looking for email encryption software.
Chandan Singh Rathore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Secure Email for all users in our organization and it's a very fast and reliable solution with lower false positives. It not only checks and blocks suspicious incoming threats, but we also have the option for outbound message control. The best part is that it has dedicated appliances for the on-premise organizations, apart from virtual and the cloud.
  • Spam blocking
  • Low cost
  • Performance
  • Deployment flexibility
  • TAC Support for email security solutions
  • Virtual support for other cloud platforms
  • API integration support
Cisco Email Security is the best of the breed when it comes to securing the user's email. It provides complete advanced malware protection of users' mailboxes against malicious messages and spam. It also has built-in DLP to protect data loss via emails. Additionally, it has integration with Cisco Threat Intelligence to update Signatures (IOCs).
Ankit Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Email security is necessary for every company and needs to use it to block attacks. We have been using Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) for the last 2 years in our company. Prior to that, someone sent malware via email to my organization and we faced many issues. We decided to implement Cisco Secure Email which has provided us lot of security from phishing attacks.
  • Malware protection
  • Phishing attacks protection
  • Spam protection
  • Email encryption
  • Support office 365
  • Virus protection
  • Too expensive
  • UI is not user friendly
  • Configuration process is complicated
There is a basic need of every organization to protect from any cyber-attacks. Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) provides us with many advanced features like malware email protection, phishing attacks, virus protection & spam filtering.
Score 8 out of 10
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Utilized across the entire organization. Many of our workers are remote and the only method of contact is via email. Having a solution that protects against email attacks is key to maintain a functional remote work force. As we do see much value in having an email security solution.
  • Protection
  • Security
  • Trusted brand
  • Marketing
  • Integration with third party solutions
  • Costs
In our organization and with our partners, email is the vast majority of our communications for doing business from ordering, quoting, and updates. Having an email security solution from a trusted brand is key. Great solution if you use a lot of email communications. Not as important if your company uses other forms of communications.
Cisco always provides good support for all of their solutions. As usual, Cisco support is top notch, from their initial sales teams to the post support, we have always felt comfortable with using Cisco solutions. Their documentation is also very good, frequent updates to the documents with feature enhancements and support notes. All around very good suppot.
Good interface, easy to use and set up. If there were any issues, there is very good documentation and videos that one can follow for additional setup and best practices. As typical with most Cisco solutions, there are more features than needed for our purposes but good to know they are there in case of future needs.
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco [Email Security] is used across [the] whole organization. Business problems are securing incoming and outgoing email, especially for phishing URL, malicious email, secure our IP reputation also for throttling and managing email policy. We used it for multiple domain. Managing several Exchange and use Cisco ESA for email gateway. The appliance is very stable, easy to manage and reliable. The only problem so far is disk failed, but I think it's normal after years of service. We simply replace the disk as the appliance has Raid feature
  • Simple deployment
  • Mature email security solution
  • Integrating on prem and cloud security solution
  • Very update in current security threats
  • Strong support
  • Managing multiple Cisco ESA without additional hardware
  • More mail policy template for email security best practice
  • Lowering the price
Suite for all scenario, for large enterprise and SMB. Cisco also provide email security solution on cloud
Strong support with fast response. TAC can suggest best mail policy regarding customer challenges
Some cases they need to do patch directly to appliance. TAC does not need to remote the appliance through our laptop. They use secure connection to appliance, check the logs and response through the problems
Feature wise
Simple deployment
Easy to manage
Robust email security solution
Robert Marinaro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I currently use Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) to have clients send over/upload documents to me, securely and safely. It is currently being used by my branch and a few others throughout the company but not company-wide and not through our corporate office. We haven't had any issues with the program/secure email yet.
  • Securely sends emails and attachments
  • Gives peace of mind to customers who are providing personal and financial information
  • Easy to use
  • Low speed, lagging, and logging in constantly can be time consuming
  • Spam emails aren't easy to access--takes several steps
This secure email program is very beneficial/helpful for someone working in the mortgage/financial industry. We are constantly obtaining personal and confidential information from clients and this helps put their mind at ease when sending over bank statements and documentation with their name, social security number, and other confidential information.

It would be less appropriate/not needed when sending communication without attachments as we (at my company) do not type/write anyone's confidential information in the body of any emails.
I haven't had much need to use support from Cisco directly as I haven't encountered many issues that needed direct support.
I would overall give this product a 10 out of 10. I don't see many flaws at all and it does what it's meant to do and helps put my clients' minds at ease when sending personal information via email. This software allows you to send secure emails to those intended to receive them. This helps not only myself but also clients feel safe when emailing secure documents that contain personal and financial information.
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Email Security is being utilized across our whole organization. It's actually a second defense hop into our environment that provides another layer of defense to combat malware, spyware, etc. We also utilize it for outbound content filtering, routing rules, as well as email hygiene. It has proven to be very effective for our enterprise as the granularity was not possible on our email servers and cloud provider gateway.
  • Inbound and outbound content rules and filters.
  • Email routing rules.
  • Clustering capabilities.
  • Backup and restore functionality.
  • Training and certification.
  • Ability to see attachment names in reporting when exported to a file.
It is well suited for medium and large enterprises as a first and second line of defense. A small company may be better off going with a cloud version verses the on-prem version, whether it is physical or virtual. If a proof of concept (POC) can be implemented as a test, I would recommend doing that first before making any decisions.
It provides us with another layer of defense and has proven to be a great asset and return on investment. Nothing is perfect but this is definitely something to evaluate if you are in the market looking to implement a new email gateway solution or upgrade from something that you already have in place.